Walk like a penguin: tips and tricks for a safe winter
Summary: Five employees were injured falling on ice or snow in December. Here’s what you can do to stay safe this season.
In December five employees injured themselves while working outside in icy conditions. Our Safety team aims to get this number down to zero injuries for the rest of the winter by sharing these tips for walking on ice and snow.
How to not slip on the ice:
- Wear proper shoes with a tread
- Be careful getting in and out of your car
- Remain on paths whenever possible
- Walk like a penguin
- Watch for hidden ice patches
- In the event of a slip, trip or fall, call the Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) at 403 735 1300 option 5
Snow removal at YYC:
- We have some of the best snow removal in the city because we’re working actively before, during and after a snowfall.
- Using salt and/or sand, our snow removal team proactively works on eliminating the melted snow as the sun sets before it turns into ice.
- Parking lots are open and used 24/7. Clearing snow between vehicles and traffic can be difficult.
- Surfaces have likely already been cleared but pavement treatments like sand, salt and rocks may not be visible.
- Snow event planning is a collaborative effort amongst groundside and airfield supervisors, duty managers, airlines and their deicing contractor.